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Listen: Urs Peter Schneider compositions

July 2014

A selection of compositions by the Swiss composer and pianist.

To celebrate Swiss composer and pianist Urs Peter Schneider's 75th birthday, the Cubus label has released Kompositionen 1960–2012 a three CD, five decade retrospective.

Schneider studied under tutors as diverse as Walter Lang, Frederic Rzewski, Henri Pousseur and Karlheinz Stockhausen, and his compositions range from drone pieces for solo church organ to chamber music, early electronic assemblages and operatic works.

Kompositionen 1960–2012 is reviewed by Richard Pinnell in The Wire 366.

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